While it’s a bit more socially acceptable for men, hair loss in women can be especially troubling and stressful. Cruelly, that stress can actually lead to more hair loss. When you’re stressed out, your scalp can get tight and stressed out, too. That stress on the scalp inhibits proper blood flow, prevents nutrients from nourishing the follicles and can disturb your hair’s growth cycle. There are laser treatments that can help stimulate the scalp and attempt to get things back on track, but your best bet is to prevent the problems by lowering your stress.
Massaging your scalp regularly can also help, both to stimulate your scalp and to increase your general relaxation. Try a peppermint relaxing conditioner, or tea tree oil if your scalp is dry and flaky. In the shower, move your fingers in slow movements over your scalp, while the water flows over it. Don’t be too tough – remember, you’re trying to calm your scalp. Or, take advantage of one of the many salons throughout Asia that provide amazing scalp massages while shampooing your hair.